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Former MUSD Superintendent Cecelia English requests Cactus Thorns remove elements from story

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By   11 hours ago

  Updated Thursday, o7-10-2014 @ 9:45 a.m. ♦ Cecelia English is the former Superintendent, Morongo Unified School District. Ms. English contact Cactus Thorns Publisher, Dan O’Brien yesterday via email. Ms. English respectfully requests that “certain elements from your blog be removed because they are untrue.” I have responded to Ms. English by email giving her assurances that if […]

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City receives letter from State Controller’s Office regarding RDA transfers

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By   1 day ago

Earlier this year, the State Controller’s Office (SCO) conducted a review of asset transfers made by the former Twentynine Palms Redevelopment Agency’s (RDA) to the City of Twentynine Palms, occurring after January 1, 2011. Thereafter, on May 29, 2014, the SCO issued a letter to the City along with a draft report. The draft report […]

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U.S. Forest Service ordered to stop charging recreational fees to visitors

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By   1 day ago

Judgment puts U.S. Forest Service’s Adventure Pass program in jeopardy By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune A federal court judge has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to refund entrance fees to four Southern California hikers, leaving the 17-year-old Adventure Pass program in tatters. U.S. District Court Judge Terry Hatter entered final judgment in the landmark […]

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Cultural Center offers NEW 3-week Strings Conservatory Summer Camp – learn to play music! Classes for adults & children

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By   2 days ago

3-Week Strings Summer Camp! JULY 14-31, 2014 Learn to play MUSIC! Violin, Viola or Cello! For NEW & CONTINUING students! Every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday! – Mommy/Daddy & Me! (Ages 4-7) – Beginning Strings* (Ages 8-Adult) – JPHIL Prep* (For continuing students) *FREE music game & theory class included! JOSHUA TREE, CA – The Strings […]

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Democratic Club Breakfast Meeting – HDWD Sewer Discussion

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By   3 days ago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     July 7, 2014 DATE OF EVENT:  Saturday, July 12, 2014  Hi-Desert Water District will Present to Local Democrats on Saturday At Saturday’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club staff from the Hi-Desert Water District will discuss the Yucca Valley sewer project and answer questions about its costs, construction and other customer concerns. The meeting is at […]

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UPDATE: Search for 19 year old woman, Erin Corwin

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By   1 week ago

UPDATE: The search for Erin Corwin began on Sunday, and continues in and around the Joshua Tree National Park by Sheriff’s Aviation and Search and Rescue volunteers. Erin’s vehicle was found in Twentynine Palms on Monday, but there was no indication of her direction of travel or current whereabouts. Anyone with information about Erin Corwin […]

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Was Fired MUSD Superintendent Cecelia Greenberg-English in Hot Water… or Holy Water?

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By   1 week ago

The following correspondence speaks for itself.       For the complete PFD letter sent to Cecelia Greenberg-English , Click here   The following case and explanation also speaks for itself: JAMES SANDS et al., Plaintiffs and Respondents, v. MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT et al., Defendants and Appellants No. S012721 Supreme Court of California 53 Cal. […]

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HEY, GOOFY: ‘Thou Shall Not Kill’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Thou Shall Not Hunt’ #ClashDaily

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By   2 weeks ago

Here is an excerpt from my new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation: I wish I had a new gun for every time I’ve had an anti-hunter who (more often than not) is also an agnostic or an atheist, quote to me the sixth commandment, namely “Thou shall […]

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Agenda: July 14 Meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council (MAC)

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By   33 mins ago

From: Mike Lipsitz <BasinMAC@gmail.com> Chair, Morongo Basin MAC  Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:25:53 -0700 Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council MORONGO BASIN MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL To Third District County Supervisor James C. RamosAGENDA Regular Open Session Meeting  6:30 PM, Monday, July 14, 2014 Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst Ave., Joshua Tree, CA 92252A. Call to […]

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Random Thoughts

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By   4 days ago

Sunday July 6th: I am hoping beyond hope that Erin Corwin has run off with her secret lover and is swimming on some beach in Tahiti. I am beginning to think things are not right in Corwin House and she might not be with us any more. Lets pray for her safe return. The 29 Palms […]

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Project Phoenix gets a wing clipping

Pet Project Playhouse Theater. The people want Infrastructure, while council Members Harris and Mintz will do whatever it takes to send enormous funds on a theater the public does not want or need.

By   1 week ago

The Desert Trail has a current Online poll that may surprise you (shown below). “What issue would you most like to see addressed in the 29 Palms City Council campaign? Jobs……………………….. 1.1% ♦ Downtown revitalization…. 0% Tourism …………………..11.1% Crime……………………..33.3% Infrastructure repair…….33.3% Drug and alcohol abuse…11.1%   Here is yet another Basin Poll that evidences that […]

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Yucca Valley Inching Toward Commercializing & Industrializing Residential Zones

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By   2 weeks ago

  (June 24)  The town of Yucca Valley this week took a major stride toward the liberalization of its land use policy, with the planning commission making a recommendation that the city council alter its development code to allow greater latitude with regard to the type and nature of home-based businesses that can locate in […]

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National CORE under the microscope: Mismanaged Senior Housing

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By   2 weeks ago

Indian Wells residents await turnaround Xochitl Peña10:14 p.m. PDT June 23, 2014 | The Desert sun INDIAN WELLS – For years, residents in Indian Wells Villas and Mountain View Villas have raised concerns about how safe and how well maintained the city’s two affordable senior housing developments are. A Desert Sun review of emails, contracts and […]

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National Park Drive is super-duper, but…

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By   2 weeks ago

Twentynine Palms – There was a grand celebration in the old town yesterday. The festivities began at the Old Schoolhouse Museum midway down National Park Drive. The Twentynine Palms City Council celebrated completion of the National Park Drive Improvement Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m.   Everybody who is anybody was there. The “in […]

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Man up, like you have a pair

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By   3 weeks ago

Besides a fire about so high, what burns my ass more than anything is the complete cowardice of people to defend their own beliefs and space.  I get emails and letters on a weekly basis asking me to husband some cause or carry the banner in the advancement of some perceived wrong. While we get […]

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Hi-Desert Water Director Graham Silences “Free Speech”

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By   4 weeks ago

Hi-Desert Water District Director Sarann Graham’s letter to the editor quoted Thumper’s Rule, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say it at all,” which may be a teaching moment for a great-grandchild, but what about the right to free speech protected by the First Amendment? Specifically, Graham criticized Mr. David Peach for expressing his […]

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City receives letter from State Controller’s Office regarding RDA transfers

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By   1 day ago

Earlier this year, the State Controller’s Office (SCO) conducted a review of asset transfers made by the former Twentynine Palms Redevelopment Agency’s (RDA) to the City of Twentynine Palms, occurring after January 1, 2011. Thereafter, on May 29, 2014, the SCO issued a letter to the City along with a draft report. The draft report […]

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It was a Celebration for CZ Ron

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By   5 days ago

    Starting at Noon  there was  a gathering of friends and loved ones for a remembrance of our good friend, Ron Aldrich. The event was held at a house behind Foster’s Freeze (off Two Mile Road). Quite the crowd gathered. Many had a memory or something good to say as they stopped by and let the family know. Related […]

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Project Phoenix gets a wing clipping

Pet Project Playhouse Theater. The people want Infrastructure, while council Members Harris and Mintz will do whatever it takes to send enormous funds on a theater the public does not want or need.

By   1 week ago

The Desert Trail has a current Online poll that may surprise you (shown below). “What issue would you most like to see addressed in the 29 Palms City Council campaign? Jobs……………………….. 1.1% ♦ Downtown revitalization…. 0% Tourism …………………..11.1% Crime……………………..33.3% Infrastructure repair…….33.3% Drug and alcohol abuse…11.1%   Here is yet another Basin Poll that evidences that […]

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CZ Ron Aldrich, 62, A man for the times

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By   1 week ago

CZ Ron Aldrich passed away Monday night from a massive heart attack. Ron was one of the founders of the CZ Club here on the west coast and was one of the guy’s that started vintage racing as we know it out here way before AHRMA came into existence. There are many of us who […]

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A FPPC slap on the wrist for City Manager Andy Takata

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By   2 weeks ago

Updated 6-23-14 @ 6:02 p.m. ♦ Twentynne Palms – Residents of this remote, business-starved desert city — with a fire department so underfunded it is incapable of proving public safety 24/7 – have an authentic right to know what its city council knows concerning its new interim city manager, Andy Takata.  Andy Takata has been around the block […]

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29 Palms Chamber invites Public to Installation Mixer Today

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By   3 weeks ago

TWENTYNINE PALMS — The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to attend the annual Installation Event and Summer Mixer at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Fairfield Inn & Suites on Encelia Avenue north of Twentynine Palms Highway.  Participants will mix and mingle with area business owners and community members while enjoying light […]

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Planning Commission: Wants to take your sign down.

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By   3 weeks ago

JUNE 17, 2014-The Planning Commission Plans to remove Your Commercial Sign. Yes, you heard it right. Once again the Black Shirts of Art are at it again. They want to take your free expression away and replace it with another useless mural.   Meeting Starts at 6PM @ 29 Palms City Hall Be there.

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The Darkside of Councilmember Jim Harris

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By   3 weeks ago

TWENTYNINE PALMS – Jim Harris should immediate resign.  He is harassing a private citizen under color of law. The  councilman is trying to get a citizen fired from his employment; is trying to silence a citizen’s protected free speech; is taking egregious overt action to interfered with the contractual relations between a private citizen and his employer; […]

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Yucca Valley Soccer Camp

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By   1 day ago

It’s that time of year again! Soccer will be starting soon and Yucca Valley High School brings you an affordable and fun soccer camp. Designed for ages 4 to 14, this camp is organized to teach the basic skills that will help you be successful. The camp will be held July 21st through the 24th […]

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Democratic Club Breakfast Meeting – HDWD Sewer Discussion

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By   3 days ago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     July 7, 2014 DATE OF EVENT:  Saturday, July 12, 2014  Hi-Desert Water District will Present to Local Democrats on Saturday At Saturday’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club staff from the Hi-Desert Water District will discuss the Yucca Valley sewer project and answer questions about its costs, construction and other customer concerns. The meeting is at […]

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Was Fired MUSD Superintendent Cecelia Greenberg-English in Hot Water… or Holy Water?

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By   1 week ago

The following correspondence speaks for itself.       For the complete PFD letter sent to Cecelia Greenberg-English , Click here   The following case and explanation also speaks for itself: JAMES SANDS et al., Plaintiffs and Respondents, v. MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT et al., Defendants and Appellants No. S012721 Supreme Court of California 53 Cal. […]

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Yucca Valley Inching Toward Commercializing & Industrializing Residential Zones

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By   2 weeks ago

  (June 24)  The town of Yucca Valley this week took a major stride toward the liberalization of its land use policy, with the planning commission making a recommendation that the city council alter its development code to allow greater latitude with regard to the type and nature of home-based businesses that can locate in […]

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Hip-Hip Hooray!

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By   2 weeks ago

  Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The time has come for all good things to get even better! Having suffered with a bad hip for several years…I am scheduled for a total hip replacement at the end of this month with Louis Stabile, MD.  My problem even has a name…Hip Dysplasia.  This may have been due to […]

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National CORE under the microscope: Mismanaged Senior Housing

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By   2 weeks ago

Indian Wells residents await turnaround Xochitl Peña10:14 p.m. PDT June 23, 2014 | The Desert sun INDIAN WELLS – For years, residents in Indian Wells Villas and Mountain View Villas have raised concerns about how safe and how well maintained the city’s two affordable senior housing developments are. A Desert Sun review of emails, contracts and […]

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This n’ That…

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By   2 weeks ago

  Morongo Basin, Ca.,- Some questions and thoughts in no particular order… 1. Why is the Appointed Merl Abel still greeting visitors to the town website as if he were the current Mayor? He rolled off the dais in December…that was SIX months ago when he said he would NOT run for re-election. 2. Can […]

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YV Planning Commission:Home Occupation Update-June 24, 2014

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By   2 weeks ago

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- I did NOT receive any email noticing the Yucca Valley Planning Commission meeting to be held at the Yucca Valley Community Center at 6pm.  Anyway, here is the agenda for tonight>LINK The first section of the agenda packet show all the strike-outs and add-ons to the ordinance which is really impressive. Following […]

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Agenda: July 14 Meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council (MAC)

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By   33 mins ago

From: Mike Lipsitz <BasinMAC@gmail.com> Chair, Morongo Basin MAC  Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:25:53 -0700 Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council MORONGO BASIN MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL To Third District County Supervisor James C. RamosAGENDA Regular Open Session Meeting  6:30 PM, Monday, July 14, 2014 Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst Ave., Joshua Tree, CA 92252A. Call to […]

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Former MUSD Superintendent Cecelia English requests Cactus Thorns remove elements from story

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By   11 hours ago

  Updated Thursday, o7-10-2014 @ 9:45 a.m. ♦ Cecelia English is the former Superintendent, Morongo Unified School District. Ms. English contact Cactus Thorns Publisher, Dan O’Brien yesterday via email. Ms. English respectfully requests that “certain elements from your blog be removed because they are untrue.” I have responded to Ms. English by email giving her assurances that if […]

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Fontana family pit bull mauls 4-year-old child

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Google Archive pic Fontana family pit bull mauls 4-year-old child FONTANA >> A 4-year-old boy is recovering Tuesday in a hospital after being mauled by the family pit bull. The child was attacked at 3:30 p.m. Monday at his home in the 7600 block of Honeysuckle Street, according to a Fontana police news release. When […]

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UPDATE: Search for 19 year old woman, Erin Corwin

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By   1 week ago

UPDATE: The search for Erin Corwin began on Sunday, and continues in and around the Joshua Tree National Park by Sheriff’s Aviation and Search and Rescue volunteers. Erin’s vehicle was found in Twentynine Palms on Monday, but there was no indication of her direction of travel or current whereabouts. Anyone with information about Erin Corwin […]

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She thought she’d make a crank call on the prison

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By   2 weeks ago

On Friday, June 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Deputy Brett Haynes was called to the GEO Correctional Facility located at 10450 Rancho Rd in the City of Adelanto. Employees from GEO reported that two females were scheduled to visit inmates at the facility and it was believed they would attempt to bring methamphetamine into the […]

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Needles Facing Deficit Budget: Rick Daniels Modus Operandi

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POSTED June 24, 2014/IEPolitics.com-Tonight’s Needles City Council Meeting will see City Manager Rick Daniels present a Budget with a Deficit. The Budget was rumoured to be “Balanced” but ” More changes are expected.” Oh what a tangled web we weave…… The proposed Budget reflects both Rick Daniels twisted priorities and the omnipresent conflict of interest […]

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Johnson Valley Report: King of the Hammers

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By   2 weeks ago

The King of the Hammers off-road competition, billed as the ultimate desert race, began here in Johnson Valley and has spread its mystique across the country and over the oceans. Competition. It’s a bad word to the unmotivated or unsuccessful, who say it begets low self-esteem. Maybe it does for some. But competition among self-motivated […]

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Karalee Hargrove: A Solid Voice as MUSD Board Trustee

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By   2 weeks ago

    Morongo Basin, Ca.,- It’s not easy to be the odd man out to vote no and hold the line on spending but Karalee Hargrove sticks to her guns.  The recent firing of the Morongo Unified School District Superintendent reflects the end of the past year of turmoil since hiring Cecila English. The severance […]

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS: Man bitten by rattlesnake

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By   5 days ago

A man was bitten twice by a rattlesnake in Desert Hot Springs Saturday morning, July 5. The victim was bitten about 10:18 a.m. in the 64600 block of Dillon Road, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department news release. He was taken to an area hospital. Information about his condition was not available.   […]

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Darin Starts his own Drug Store

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By   6 days ago

On Thursday, July 3, 2014, Blythe Narcotic Enforcement Team (BNET) served a narcotics related search warrant in the 1000 block of Bruce Court with the assistance of Blythe Police Department and members of the Colorado River Station. Prescription drugs and items indicative of prescription drug sales were found at the residence. Darin Heath (30), of […]

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Riverside Undersherrif Retires.

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Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff announces the retirement of Undersheriff Colleen Walker who served as the Department’s Chief of Staff and second-in-command for the last four years. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is the second largest sheriff’s department operating in California, with over 4,000 employees serving over 7,300 square miles. Sheriff Stan Sniff said, “Colleen […]

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Cabazon Theft leads to Wild Chase

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On Monday, June 30, 2014, at 7:50 P.M., deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Cabazon Station responded to the call of an armed robbery in the parking structure of the Outlet Center in Cabazon. The victim, a tourist from Mexico, reported he was placing his purchased items in his rented car. The car was […]

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Councilman resigns, accuses colleagues of wrongdoing

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By   2 weeks ago

Eastvale City Councilman Jeff DeGrandpre abruptly resigned Wednesday night after accusing his council colleagues of engaging in “back-door deals,” causing dissension at City Hall and holding meetings that violated California’s open-meeting law. DeGrandpre said he wished the city “the best of luck” and said his resignation would be effective July 1. DeGrandpre, who played a […]

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A Regular Crime Wave

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By   3 weeks ago

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, the La Quinta Police Department‘s Special Enforcement Team and Business District Unit concluded a lengthy investigation into multiple vehicle burglaries, commercial burglaries, frauds, identity thefts, and probation violations with the arrests of 36-year-old Indio resident Raymond Araujo, and 31-year-old Coachella resident Esther Montoya. Aruajo and Montoya are suspected of many […]

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Inland California Needs to Get In the Zone

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By   4 weeks ago

California’s dream is shrinking inexorably, and only radical steps can prevent the condition from becoming permanent. Compared with previous economic expansions, fewer state residents and communities are benefiting from this recovery, which has largely been restricted to the small coastal zone surrounding the Bay Area, as well as certain parts of western Los Angeles, Orange […]

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INLAND: Men sentenced for sophisticated LA bank heists

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Millions of dollars were stolen from L.A.-area banks in break-ins; a Riverside man awaits sentencing. PE.com-Three Inland men who cut their way into bank vaults through the roofs and stole millions of dollars were sentenced to federal prison Monday in Los Angeles. Alceu Johnny Andreis, 46, of Banning, was sentenced to 51 months. Lucian Gabriel […]

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Beavis and Butthead Moment in Mohave Co.

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By   6 hours ago

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Justin Wayne Thompson, 28, and Michael Blaine Turner, 23, both of Kingman, late Wednesday (7/9) morning for burglary and possession of a weapon by prohibited person, felonies. Turner was also arrested on a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Municipal Court. Approximately 7:07 a.m., deputies responded to […]

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You Lookin’ at Me?

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By   6 days ago

On the Thursday, July 3, 2014, 26-year-old Rafael Paul Burshia struck his wife’s right arm and chest with a baseball bat. The victim ran from Burshia who chased after her while holding a large knife. The victim ran to her mother’s house for help and was contacted by the Fort Mohave Tribal Police Department. The […]

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What the Hell was She thinking?

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By   3 weeks ago

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kristen Suzanne Plank, 38, of Kingman, Thursday (6/19) morning for child abuse, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, all felonies, along with a dog at large misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court. Approximately 9:32 a.m., deputies responded to a residence […]

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Get off that Cell Phone or I’ll Shoot!

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By   1 month ago

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Bruce Monroe Ward, 49, of Mohave Valley, early Friday (6/6)morning for disorderly conduct with a weapon and possession of weapon by prohibited person, felonies. Wednesday (6/4) evening, at about 10:45 p.m., deputies responded to a shot fired in the 3000 block of Cheyenne Drive. Dispatch advised a disturbance between two […]

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Mohave County Sheriff Retires

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Kingman, AZ— Tom Sheahan, 42 year law enforcement veteran and 5 term Mohave County Sheriff has announced his retirement August 1st. Sheriff Sheahan has spent the last 33 years of his career with the Sheriff’s Office and the last 17 ½ as Sheriff first being elected in November 1996. Sheriff Sheahan said, “We have had […]

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Havasu Deputies arrest DUIs

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By   1 month ago

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the following people during the Memorial Day holiday weekend (5/22 through 5/25): The following minor was arrested for minor in possession of alcohol (misdemeanor): Albert Villareal, 20, of Riverside, CA. The following person was arrested for DUI – Watercraft (misdemeanor): Logan Ray Schmelebeck, 22, of Maple Valley, WA. The following […]

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Stranded Elderly Couple, Age 78 & 69, Stuck 3 Days in Yucca Wash

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By   2 months ago

  Mohave County- Two Las Vegas residents spent three days stranded in a wash near Yucca before they were rescued Sunday afternoon. Voytek Najgrodski, 78, and Eva Skronska, 69, were traveling in a two-wheel-drive Nissan pickup when the truck became stuck in the wash, near Alamo Lake. Officials in La Paz County alerted Mohave County […]

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Council Approves $89,552 CDBG Funds to Replace Private Mobile Home, 0% Int

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By   2 months ago

MojaveDailyNews.com-BULLHEAD CITY — At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, there was a discussion between residents and council members regarding how to spend Community Development Block Grant funds most effectively. The CDBG funds are used for the city’s home rehabilitation program. The city was awarded a grant for $463,312 in January for replacing three homes, rehabilitating four […]

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Yucca Valley Soccer Camp

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By   1 day ago

It’s that time of year again! Soccer will be starting soon and Yucca Valley High School brings you an affordable and fun soccer camp. Designed for ages 4 to 14, this camp is organized to teach the basic skills that will help you be successful. The camp will be held July 21st through the 24th […]

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Cultural Center offers NEW 3-week Strings Conservatory Summer Camp – learn to play music! Classes for adults & children

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By   2 days ago

3-Week Strings Summer Camp! JULY 14-31, 2014 Learn to play MUSIC! Violin, Viola or Cello! For NEW & CONTINUING students! Every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday! – Mommy/Daddy & Me! (Ages 4-7) – Beginning Strings* (Ages 8-Adult) – JPHIL Prep* (For continuing students) *FREE music game & theory class included! JOSHUA TREE, CA – The Strings […]

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God Bless the USA

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By   7 days ago

If tomorrow all the things were gone I’d worked for all my life, And I had to start again with just my children and my wife, I’d thank my lucky stars to be living here today, ‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away.  I’m proud to be an American […]

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JT VFW 2nd Annual Poker Run

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By   1 week ago

2nd Annual Poker Run Hosted by: Joshua Tree VFW Proceeds to help Wounded Warriors Saturday, September 27, 2014 Sign up 10 am – Leaving at 11 am Open to all Riders Registration Fee: $25 individual – $30 couples 6402 Veterans Way, Joshua Tree, CA 92252 VFW 760-366-2717 or Jim Nutter 760-366-2357 ###

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Northern California man fined for poaching, skinning 60 bobcats, foxes

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By   2 weeks ago

A Northern California man has pleaded guilty to illegally poaching 60 bobcats and gray foxes for their pelts, snaring them in traps he set over 900 square miles in two counties, officials said. Tracy Lee Shultz of Courtland, south of Sacramento, was fined $5,000 and ordered to forfeit the pelts worth nearly $15,000, the California […]

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Yucca Mesa Potluck Friday @6PM: Public Invited!

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By   2 weeks ago

  PRESS RELEASE: PUBLIC INVITATION The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association, YMIA, will be hosting their monthly Potluck dinner on Friday, June 27 starting promptly at 6pm. The public is invited to meet new friends and greet old friends living on the Mesa and surrounding communities! If you would like to participate please bring a dish […]

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Muffin’s Celebration of Life: Public Invitation

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By   2 weeks ago

“MUFFIN” HILL CELEBRATION OF LIFE           A Celebration of Life for Muffin Hill has been set for Friday, June 27 at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Noble Hall. A 23-year resident of Twentynine Palms, Ms. Hill passed away May 16. Her friends and associates in the art communities and throughout Morongo Basin are invited to this informal […]

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June 24 Ribbon Cutting on National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms

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By   3 weeks ago

The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, June 24, at 5:30 p.m. on National Park Drive in Twentynine Palms. The ceremony will take place midway down National Park Drive, focusing on the center median across from the Old Schoolhouse Museum.   The purpose of the ribbon cutting will be to […]

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CZ Ron Aldrich, 62, A man for the times

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By   1 week ago

CZ Ron Aldrich passed away Monday night from a massive heart attack. Ron was one of the founders of the CZ Club here on the west coast and was one of the guy’s that started vintage racing as we know it out here way before AHRMA came into existence. There are many of us who […]

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Johnson Valley Report: King of the Hammers

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By   2 weeks ago

The King of the Hammers off-road competition, billed as the ultimate desert race, began here in Johnson Valley and has spread its mystique across the country and over the oceans. Competition. It’s a bad word to the unmotivated or unsuccessful, who say it begets low self-esteem. Maybe it does for some. But competition among self-motivated […]

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From Our Friends in Johnson Valley: Solar Seminar June 18

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By   3 weeks ago

Talking about installing a solar system for the Community Center and the Fire Station has been going on for years. The discussion is becoming even more timely as the costs of electric power climb and the costs of solar go down.The invitation to several solar companies for a meeting tomorrow afternoon is to educate us […]

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Yamaha Expands GRANT Program: Outdoor Access Initiative 
Reaches Broader OHV User Community

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Awards for First Quarter Represent OHV Interests in Farming, Hunting and Land Stewardship Alongside Motorized Recreation Enthusiasts CYPRESS, Calif. – May 29, 2014 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., announces the expanded platform for its GRANT (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) program, along with a new name: Outdoor Access Initiative. Designed to extend support to off-highway […]

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Marshall Lewis Winn, 31

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On 05/24/14, at about 9:30 AM, Marshall Lewis Winn, a 31 year-old resident of Lakeside, was riding his off-road motorcycle in the open desert area. When he did not return, family and friends went out looking for him. Family and friends found him unresponsive next to his motorcycle in the open desert area near the […]

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January 14, 2010-Klasky Stalks Cactus Thorns Publisher

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(REDUX:Oringinal post: January 2010)-This was sent to the President of Friends of Giant Rock. ——— Original Message ———- From: “Philip M. Klasky” <pklasky@igc.org> To: ray@friendsofgiantrock.com Subject: Dan O’Brien Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 09:47:39 -0800 Ray – As a matter of clarification, is Dan O’Brien a member of FOGR? On your web site it indicates […]

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FOGR Post from January 2010

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(ORIGINAL POST: January 2010)-After three years of continuous effort by your dedicated staff it appears that the invasive and unnecessary Staging permit portion of ordinance may be removed. With the rest of the ordinance in place code enforcement will continue to take the lead along with the sheriff to enforce violations of nuisance, disturbing the […]

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REDUX: January 2010-Off Roading Legacy is worth fighting for

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(Originally posted January 2010)-29 Palms Off Roaders have a wonderful and long history of homesteading and public service. From the very first homesteaders off-roading was a not only a way to get from point A to point B but the only way many could get into the basin. The Off-Road Legacy is heralded in murals […]

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UPDATE: Search for 19 year old woman, Erin Corwin

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UPDATE: The search for Erin Corwin began on Sunday, and continues in and around the Joshua Tree National Park by Sheriff’s Aviation and Search and Rescue volunteers. Erin’s vehicle was found in Twentynine Palms on Monday, but there was no indication of her direction of travel or current whereabouts. Anyone with information about Erin Corwin […]

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Yes She saw one before but not so small

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By   2 weeks ago

On June 26, 2014, at 10:56 A.M., deputies assigned to the Eastvale Police Department responded to a report of indecent exposure that occurred on a walking trail near the area of Dearborn Street and Tisdale Street, city of Eastvale.   Deputies quickly arrived in the area and met with the victim who provided a detailed description […]

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Come on Little Feller… Let Randy show you what he’s got…..

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By   3 weeks ago

HEMET– On June 6, 2014, deputies from the Hemet Station were dispatched to the unincorporated community of Anza to investigate a male adult in a pickup truck chasing a teen-aged male on dirt bike. Deputies located the teenager who stated the adult who chased him was his previous employer, 51-year-old, Randy Morasch.  During the course […]

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St Louis Archbishop ‘I Didn’t Know it Was Illegal for Priests to Have Sex With Children’

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Posted: 15 Jun 2014 08:00 PM PDT A St Louis archbishop embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal has claimed he didn’t know it was illegal for priests to have sex with children in the 1980s, according to a court deposition released on Monday.Archbishop Robert Carlson, who was chancellor of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul at […]

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Diaper Sniper headed home

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By   4 weeks ago

On Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Detective Frey of the Crimes Against Children Detail received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Patrick Walker was uploading child pornography from the internet. Detective Frey learned Patrick Walker was a registered sex offender currently on parole for possession of child pornography. Detective Frey […]

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Child Safety Seat Check-Up Event

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The California Highway Patrol will be conducting a Child Safety Seat Check-Up on June 10th, 2014. The free event will be held at the Yucca Valley Wal-Mart from 9:00 AM – Noon in the parking lot. Organized child safety seat check-up events are to provide public training about many misuse situations with child restraints. Trained […]

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Four Day Only Call for CHP Jobs

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CHP LOOKS TO HIRE OFFICER CANDIDATESD URING FOUR-DAY APPLICATION PERIOD SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will accept applications in July from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer. The CHP is looking to hire cadets from a pool of applicants to fill vacant officer positions throughout the state. “We are looking for […]

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Mom is going to be so proud of her baby boy….

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On June 5, 2014, at various hours, officers from the Moreno Valley Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Team and Moreno Valley Special Enforcement Team (SET) conducted an undercover prostitution sting operation at a motel located in the 24000 block of Sunnymead Blvd, in the City of Moreno Valley. The operation was in response to […]

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